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Here are a few of my publications, featuring work I’ve done independently and as part of a team.

 

GlobalGiving (with Shonali Bannerjee and Alison Carlman), May 2012: Why the Sahel is Nobody Talking About This?

We need you to know about what’s happening in the Sahel right now. The Sahel region wraps like a belt around the widest part of Africa, encompassing parts of Mali, Niger, Mauritania, Chad, Burkina Faso and Senegal. Following years of poor rainfall and recent conflict, the Sahel had one of its driest growing seasons this year, leaving crops, animals, and 15 million people without water or food for the summer.

TechChange, October 2011: #Ambon: Conflict and Containment Through Virtual Networks.

The story that follows is the subject of an ongoing investigation by the Indonesian National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM), whose working conclusion is that the riots that occurred on September 11th and 12th, 2011, taking  seven lives and causing 65 injuries on the small island of Ambon, Indonesia, may have been intentionally provoked by certain parties through text message rumors.

TechChange, April 2011: Internet Security in an Age of International Protest.

Those working for organizations operating in unstable environments are often aware that their sensitive communications data would be prize information for local governments to confiscate, whatever their ultimate intentions.  Most of those involved in this work take numerous precautions to protect themselves and their associates. Yet threats to their (and your) information are constantly evolving.

Pew Research Center (as Research Assistant with Global Attitudes Project Staff), June 2010: Obama More Popular Abroad Than at Home, Global Image of U.S. Continues to Benefit. 

InterAction, November 2007: Member Activity Report: Somalia.

Poor security conditions and the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Somalia are cited by operational agencies as major concerns. In many instances, the security situation in the country hampers aid efforts as agencies need to pull staff members out of dangerous situations or even temporarily suspend aid programs. Roadblocks hinder the delivery of much-needed relief supplies and equipment. Fuel prices have increased due to instability within the country, thus increasing transportation and program costs.

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